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'Turn your key, be idle free,' Utah leaders say in kicking off idle-free season

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:01am

It took a group of fifth graders in Utah expressing their concerns to school administrators about the fumes they were breathing from bus fleets to help spark Utah’s idle-free movement.

Ocasio-Cortez backs liberal challenger to Dem congressman

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:48am

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making her first endorsement of a liberal challenger to an incumbent House Democrat, backing Marie Newman in the primary against eight-term Rep. Daniel Lipinski in Illinois.

Buttigieg unveils community-focused disaster relief plan

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:03am

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is unveiling his community-focused approach to disaster relief in a South Carolina community hit hard by Hurricane Florence last year, pledging to reinforce the response to weather events he says are exacerbated by climate change.

Embattled mayor faces preliminary election in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:59am

A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges is confronting a new challenge — surviving a preliminary election.

$1.5 million settlement for former AG John Swallow approved by Utah Legislature

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:04pm

A $1.5 million settlement for former Utah Attorney General John Swallow was approved in a special session of the Utah Legislature Monday, despite bellyaching from a few lawmakers.

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

Michael R. Sisak and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:38pm

New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.

The Latest: Trump pitches economic argument in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:15pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in New Mexico (all times local):

Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:11pm

President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal known as the Green New Deal takes effect.

Low-tier candidates could threaten Sanders in New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:43pm

Bernie Sanders turned his outsider credentials and call for political revolution into a commanding victory in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. But as he seeks a repeat performance, the Vermont senator could face unlikely competition.

Mitt Romney: Military response to oil attack would be 'grave mistake'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:16pm

It would be a “grave mistake” for U.S. armed forces to respond to Iran’s apparent attack on a Saudi Arabian oil field over the weekend, Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday.

Elizabeth Warren picks up key endorsement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:28am

The progressive Working Families Party is endorsing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential bid. The party endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders last presidential cycle.

Utah Legislature passes changes to medical marijuana bill, allowing for more pharmacies

Ashley Imlay, KSL, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:35am

The Utah Legislature passed changes to the state’s medical marijuana bill that will allow for 14 pharmacies — and more in the future — and increase the number of growers.

At rally, Warren decries Trump as 'corruption in the flesh'

Steve Peoples and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 5:04am

Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts.

Trump's rally in New Mexico is a bid for an upset next year

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 10:25pm

Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad.

Classic campaign event draws Democrats to South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 10:14pm

Four Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina on Monday for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020.

Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 10:09pm

President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally.

Sanders campaign makes leadership change in New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 4:16pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign is changing who will lead his presidential effort in the crucial primary state of New Hampshire.

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:54am

Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation.

Elizabeth Warren's big crowds? She has a plan for them, too

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:07am

The crowds of 10,000-plus that Elizabeth Warren has attracted lately in places like Seattle, Minneapolis and Manhattan don't happen by accident.